|Who Is To Blame For The Financial Crisis? - sgl|
The financial crisis is also known as the Great Recession of 2008. Remember the rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns in March 2008 and the failure of Lehman Brothers in September 2008? According to a study of 54 countries, there has been an increase in suicide deaths as a result of the recession. The study cites that there were an estimated 5,000 additional deaths resulting from suicide in the year 2009 alone...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Michael Mansfield; Great Recession of 2008; financial crisis; Niall Ferguson; John Steele Gordon; Nouriel Roubini; Alex Berenson; Jim Chanos; Nell Minow; cap and trade system; carbon dioxide emissions; chemical safety rules; Jerry Brown; Steve Curwood; Richard Denison; Mary Pipher; eco-anxiety
|Occupy The White House • Keystone XL Pipeline Protest - Monte Barry|
Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at The White HouseOccupation in Washington, DC • Sunday • 6 November 2011photo by Joshua Roberts | ReutersNeil Young addresses Farmers Union Conference about Alberta Tar Sands• 10 September 2013 - When Neil Young speaks about the Alberta tar sands, hey says: “It’s like Hiroshima.”"The fact is, Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima. Fort McMurray is a wasteland...
Keywords: OWS; Occupy Wall Street; Occupy White House; protesters arrested; Keystone XL Pipeline; TransCanada; Alberta Tar Sands oil; mining sludge; dirty oil; oil spills; water pollution; Ogallala Aquifer; environmental devastation; greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide emissions; global warming; climate change; deluge; drought; wildfires; downpours; flooding; economic devastation; James Hansen; Bill McKibben; Naomi Klein; Brave New Foundation; Neil Young; Monte Barry
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|Should The U.S. Break Up The Big Banks? - sgl|
In 2008, the U.S. Treasury committed 245 billion in taxpayer dollars to stabilize America’s banking institutions. Banks that were once “too big to fail” have only grown bigger. Was size and complexity at the root of the financial crisis, or do calls to break up the big banks ignore real benefits that only economies of scale can pass on to customers and investors? The debaters are Richard Fisher, Simon Johnson, Douglas Elliott, and Paul Saltzman.Before the debate, the audience at New Yo...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Big Banks; too big to fail; financial crisis; Richard Fisher; Simon Johnson; Douglas Elliott; Paul Saltzman; intelligence2 Debates; living on earth; Obama; Climate Plan; U.S. carbon dioxide emissions; Steve Curwood; David Hawkins; Michael Brune; Jess Grady-Benson; Martin Luther King; James W. Gerard; Winston Churchill